How to Get a Visa for Nepal
The online visa processing
The requirement to get a Visa:
If you are thinking of taking a visa at the airport or immigration entry point, the following are your requirements:
• A valid passport (at least six months of validity)
• You should fill out the application form for a visa available at the airport or immigration entry points.
• Two passport-size photos
• Visa fees should be paid in cash.
Entry points to Nepal
• Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu
• Eastern Nepal – Kakarvitta, Jhapa
• Central Nepal – Birganj, Parsa
• Northern Border – Kodari, Sindhupalchowk
• Western – Rupandehi (Belhiya, Bhairahawa)
• Mid-western – Banke (Rupadiya, Nepalgunj)
• Far western – Kailali (Mohana, Dhangadhi) / Kanchanpur (Gaddachauki, Mahendranagar)
• USD 30 or equivalent convertible currency for 15 days.
• USD 50 or equivalent convertible currency for 30 days.
• USD 125 or equivalent convertible currency for 90 days.
• For the tourist of SAARC nationals, free visa for up to 30 days.
• Visa is not required for Indian nationals. However, if they enter Nepal via air, they will have to show a valid identification certificate (passport/ citizenship certificate). Children under the age of 10 do not need to show an identification certificate.
• If you want to extend the visa for 15 days or less, the visa extension charge is USD 45 or equivalent convertible currency
• If you want to extend the visa for more than 15 days, USD 3 will be charged per day after 15 days. However, the visa can be extended a maximum of up to 150 days in a visa year (Visa year refers to the year starting January to December.)
When a foreigner has to get down at Nepalese airport as a result of his/her transit point or due to any force landing for whatever the reason, the foreigner can obtain a transit visa for a day after paying USD 5 or any other currency equivalent.
Other General Information
• Entering Nepal or staying in Nepal without a valid visa is illegal.
• A tourist visa can be obtained either through the Nepalese embassy or consulate or other mission offices in your nation or at the immigration entry points in Nepal listed above.
• Visa once issued cannot be amended and the visa fees are non-refundable.
• You should pay the Nepal visa fees in cash. A credit card or cheque is not acceptable.
• Visa charges are not applicable for children under 10 years of age, however, they must obtain a valid visa.
• If you are obtaining a new passport or travel document, you are advised to contact the Immigration Department for the document transfer.
• Always carry your passport and trekking permit while trekking.
• Some of the areas are restricted for filming. Therefore, be careful not to do activities that are strictly prohibited.
• The culture, tradition, and sentiments of Nepalese people should be respected. Do not perform any activities that would hurt their sentiments.
• Do not perform any activities that would lead to moral turpitude.